(每日读经5/2) 以赛亚书 - Isaiah 30.27–31.9
Behold, the name of Jehovah comes from a distance, Burning with His anger and heavy with smoke; His lips are full of indignation, And His tongue is like a devouring fire;
His breath, like an overflowing stream, Reaches up to the neck, To sift the nations with the sieve of nothingness; And a bridle that leads them to err is in the jaws of the peoples.
You will have a song As in the night when the feast is sanctified, And gladness of heart as when one marches to the flute To go to the mountain of Jehovah, to the Rock of Israel.
And Jehovah will cause the majesty of His voice to be heard And the descending of His arm to be seen, With the blasting of anger and the flame of devouring fire, In cloudburst, downpour, and hailstones.
For at the voice of Jehovah, Assyria will be dismayed; With a staff He will strike.
And every pass of the appointed rod, Which Jehovah will lay upon him, Will be with tambourines and harps; And in battles of brandishing weapons He will fight against them.
For Topheth has been arranged since long ago; Indeed it has been prepared for the king; He made it deep; He made it large. The pile in it is of fire and much wood; The breath of Jehovah, like a stream of brimstone, Sets it on fire.
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help; They rely on horses And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong; But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, Nor seek Jehovah!
But He also is wise and will bring ill upon them; And He does not turn back His words, But will rise up against the house of evildoers And against the help of the workers of iniquity.
The Egyptians are mere men and not God, And their horses are mere flesh and not spirit; Thus Jehovah will stretch out His hand, And he who helps will stumble and he who is helped will fall, And all of them will be consumed together.
For Jehovah has spoken thus to me, As the lion or the lion cub Roars over its prey And because of it a crowd of shepherds Is called out, But it is not frightened by their voice, Nor overcome by their noise; So Jehovah of hosts will descend To wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill.
Like flying birds So Jehovah of hosts will protect Jerusalem; He will protect and deliver it; He will pass over and rescue it.
Return to Him from whom men have deeply revolted, O children of Israel.
For in that day each man will cast away his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which your hands have made for you as a sin.
And the Assyrian will fall by the sword not of a man, And the sword not of man will devour him. Thus he will flee from a sword, And his young men will be forced into labor.
And his rock will pass away in terror, And his princes will be dismayed by the standard, Declares Jehovah, whose fire is in Zion And whose furnace is in Jerusalem.